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Friday, October 28, 2011

How to use Windows Movie Maker

Description: This article will walk you through your first time use of Windows Movie Maker for a new Powerspec computer.
Windows includes a basic tool for making videos and slides from photos. This will introduce this tool and the initial steps in using it.
  1. Open the Start button, then select all programs, then Windows Live Movie Maker

    Select Windows Live Movie Maker

  2. When you first open this you will be asked to accept the user agreement

    Accept

  3. After accepting this, you will see the opening page. We will create a simple slide movie by adding some photos together.
  4. Click on the button "Add Videos and Photos". We will add several photos.

    Add photos

  5. Select the photos by clicking on "Pictures" in the left column

    Pictures

  6. The photos go into the editing section of Movie Maker on the right and appear in the video presentation section on the left.

    Edit

  7. You can add a title, caption or credits. These can be placed between video or photo clips.

    Add Captions

  8. Double clicking on a photo will bring up the duration the photo will play. This defaults to 7 seconds.
  9. The final basic step will be to save the movie. Clicking this button will give several options for saving your movie or slide in the right size and format for what you want.

    Save

  10. More information can be found from Microsoft at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker
For more assistance contact Technical Support here.

1 comment:

  1. Windows Movie maker rocks! You can get those soft transfers just like any other program that you have to pay for and it's user friendly! the only thing I don't like about it is that when you bring a large video into the program you have to wait for WMM to prepare the video.

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